Even Credible Sources are Sometimes Not Credible

Will Thalheimer provides yet another valuable resource. His 2006 blog post on the learning styles myth that “People believe 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear…” etc., illustrates that very credible sources have erroneously connected these false statistics to Dale’s Cone of Experience. A warning to us all to track down our sources! See the post at:

http://www.willatworklearning.com/2006/05/people_remember.html

And note that one of the comments cites a 2002 AECTpresentation by Tony Betrus and Al Januszewski that provides more detail on what Edgar Dale did and did not say about his model, available at: http://www2.potsdam.edu/betrusak/AECT2002/dalescone_files/dalescone.html.ppt

Miriam: Exploring Connectivism: The Wild West Phase

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It seems to me that, as far as the “theory” or “approach” of Connectivism is concerned, we’re living in the Wild West Phase where everyone is taking a shot at conceptualizing it, defining it, fostering it, and trying it out. Here are two interesting takes on it that I just found:

Connectivism & MOOCs – Diagram of development influences:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksmithers/7934492158/

Gretel Patch’s Periodic Table of Connectivism:

http://gretelpatch.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/periodic-table-of-connectivism/